I'm certainly loving all this rain! I haven't had to water my garden in over a week and the raintank has remained full. Just when I was thinking this morning that I should water my garden along comes another shower. I've just started a week of holidays from uni so I'm definitely looking forward to getting into the garden. Today I did a bit of weeding before the rain came. That horrible grass just loves to populate my vegie patch. It was good to see some decent fat and juicy sized worms in the soil. I hope that's a good indicator of improving soil quality as there certainly weren't worms when we moved in. Not to mention that the worms themselves will be helping the soil. The grasshopper plague seems to be subsiding with a few adult ones still around to produce next years plague no doubt. I'm just hoping the birds wil do their work. They don't seem to be eating too many of my vegies so I'm happy to let a few stay. A lot of the seeds I planted before the garden visit still haven't come up so I think I will need to do a replant this week. It's always ironic - you plant specific things and up comes something you didn't plant. For me it was a cucumber plant, which I'm quite happy about because it produced a fairly good crop last time and I'm a big fan of cucumber.
I was quite proud to have 3 ingredients for our stir fry last night from the garden. We had beans, pak choi and sweet potato leaves. It was very yummy. Earlier this week we were having pumpkin soup for dinner too - also from the garden. I also boiled up the collection of cherry tomatoes so we now have a new frozen supply of tomato puree. There's nothing more satisfying than finally getting something from all the work you've put in.
I've finally uploaded the one photo we managed to get of the garden visit before the camera died so check it out when you have a chance.
That's all from me for now. Hopefully I will soon have some success stories from the next planting.